Jay-z sparked a heated debate on the internet when he compared Beyoncé to Michael Jackson.
Jay-Z made a connection between his wife, Beyoncé, and the late king of pop, Michael Jackson during his participation in a Twitter Space hosted by Alicia Keys.
It’s no surprise that musicians draw parallels to Michael Jackson, who is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. From boyhood until his unexpected and tragic death in 2009, the Popstar dominated the music industry, and till this day, his name captivates the world whenever he is mentioned in any kind of debate.
At the same time, Beyoncé is also one of the world’s most successful recording artists. Back in the 2000s, she was declared as the “Top Certified Artist of the Decade” by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and as the “Top Female Artist of the Decade” by Billboard. Both musicians revolutionized the music industry in their own ways, so it’s no surprise that Jigga wants to praise his wife for her achievements.
“Bey’s [Beyoncé] gonna be mad at [me] for saying this but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella, she is an evolution of him because she watched him at nine,” said Hova. “The kids are the same,” he continued. “Find me a concert that is as culturally relevant and thrilling as Coachella. Beyoncé is gonna be one of the best singers we ever heard because she is such a student.”
Jay’s comments were not lightly excepted by the public who interpreted his remarks as if Beyoncé surpassed Michael Jackson just because he never had a “Coachella” moment.
As a response to this, one of the fans tweeted:
“I understand Beyoncé is his wife, but his assertion that Michael Jackson has never had a concert with the impact of Coachella is just bullsh*t. Flat out. Michael Jackson is why the Super Bowl halftime is what it is.” Another admirer also added:
“Respectfully Michael Jackson never needed anything like Coachella throughout his lifetime. Michael Jackson has had double the audience of anything Beyoncé ever had. MJ [Michael Jackson] had people literally fainting and being transported on stretchers. No offense but MJ is unmatched.”
Check out the tweets below:
respectfully michael jackson never needed anything like coachella throughout his lifetime. michael jackson has had double the audience of anything beyonce ever had. mj had people literally fainting and being transported on stretchers.. no offense but mj is unmatched. https://t.co/r4DBXaDLtb
— s k y 🕊 (@skylcrxo) December 22, 2021
I understand Beyoncé is his wife, but his assertion that Michael Jackson has never had a concert with the impact of Coachella is just bullshit. Flat out. Michael Jackson is why the Super Bowl halftime is what it is.
— slick .wavs (@sagebeatlove) December 22, 2021
Beyonce needs to check her man. Jay Z saying Michael Jackson didn’t have a Coachella moment? Does he not realize how dumb that statement sounds? Solange needs to beat his ass again.
— Julieth ❀ (@troubleshade) December 23, 2021
I Love Beyoncé but don’t take it too far saying she’s better than Michael Jackson
— Ty (@tysorosey) December 22, 2021
Imagine Jay-Z out here talking about Michael Jackson didn’t have a Coachella. What Beyonce did with a whole televised concert, Michael Jackson did in ONE PERFORMANCE in 1985. Beyonce culturally…could never touch this moment. This shook the world. Literally! pic.twitter.com/qAm3Vgj5y7
— The MarDevil Stan Account (We love Jesus tho!) (@Xanderdash) December 22, 2021
I just know Beyoncé cussed Jay-Z out last night.
She just be minding her business and boom!
Now she gotta battle Michael Jackson’s ghost at the next vezuz pic.twitter.com/jow1fEzjDo
— Colony Childs (@cxrodge3) December 22, 2021
— Melanie321 (@Mellie4Justice) December 22, 2021
Jay Z saying Beyoncé bigger than Michael Jackson is the exact type shit a man gotta say about his wife when she caught him in some bullshit before lol I respect it
— TP (@OGxTP) December 22, 2021